Eight kilograms of ephedrine, used illegally in manufacturing drugs, were seized by Narcotics Control Bureau officials from a man at the airport here today.
Lafir was found carrying two plastic packets of the substance in a carton box above which a grinder was placed.
Initial investigation revealed that the passenger was to travel to Malaysia,based on directions from his friend in the city.
Lafir was detained and further investigation was on, he added.
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